NCOC decides to relax COVID restrictions in eight cities 

Islamabad, September 29, 2021 (PPI-OT):National Command and Operation Center has decided to relax restrictions from Friday in eight cities where forty per cent population aged fifteen and above has been vaccinated against Covid-19. The NCOC meeting was held in Islamabad on Wednesday with Minister for Planning Asad Umar in the chair. Later, briefing media, Asad Umar said these cities include Skardu, Gilgit, Muzaffarabad, Mirpur, Islamabad, Quetta, Peshawar and Rawalpindi.

Asad Umar said indoor gathering of three hundred people and outdoor gathering of one thousand people are now being allowed in these cities, besides opening the shrines and cinema halls for the fully vaccinated people. He said that indoor restaurants and wedding halls in these cities will now also remain opened seven days a week. The Minister for Planning said other cities will continue to observe previous restrictions till 15th of next month.

In his remarks on the occasion, Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan said the process of vaccination is going on successfully. He said so far twelve percent population across the country has been vaccinated against Covid-19. Dr Faisal Sultan said the vaccination has now been opened for teenagers aged twelve and above in order to ensure uninterrupted functioning of the education sector.

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